Sunday, May 19, 2013
A release from the sheriff’s office classified the incident as a ‘domestic in nature.’
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of Friday night shooting in Sterling as Steven Spradling, 52, a member of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department. Investigators have charged Rosangela Spradling, 42, with first-degree murder and are holding her at the Loudoun County jail. The Washington Post reported that Rosangela Spradling is Steven Spradling’s wife. Deputies responded to the 21700 block of Blossom Drive in Sterling after receiving reports around 9 p.m. of a shooting and found Steven Spradling dead at the scene, according to an LCSO report. Two children who were in the home at the time of the incident were not injured and are staying with friends, according to the report. The previous…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
A release from the sheriff’s office classified it as a domestic incident.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what the department has referred to as an “apparent homicide” on the 21700 block of Blossom Drive in Sterling. The initial report indicates the incident was the result of a domestic dispute, but few details have been released. Deputies responded to reports of a shooting at a home on the block and found a male inside who had succumbed to his wounds. The LCSO report indicates more information may be released as it becomes available.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
New information reveals that the teen was shot in the left rear shoulder; a separate investigation into how the teens obtained alcohol is underway.
A legally owned .40 caliber handgun was the weapon used in the fatal shooting of Park View High School student Caleb A. Gordley, who had entered a neighbors home around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and reportedly ignored repeated warning to stop, according to new information provided Thursday afternoon by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators are reviewing the case with the Loudoun Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, and no determination is expected before all related information has been reviewed, including the report from the medical examiner’s office. The new LCSO information also reveals that Gordley, 16, was struck in the left rear shoulder. According to the report, Gordley activated the alarm when he entered the home through a rear, …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A Sterling carpet installer bought a $1 million winning ticket in Annandale and accepted the $564,000 cash option.
The Virginia Lottery continues to wait for the winner of a $1 million Powerball ticket sold at the Sheetz in Leesburg, and believe it or not Sterling resident Saul Tejada just laid his hands on a $1 million ticket from the $120 Million Cash Blowout game. Tejada had stopped with a friend at the 7-Eleven, 4209 Annandale Road, in Annandale to grab a drink when he decided to take a shot at $120 Million Cash Blowout. He didn’t win it all; a mere $1 million will have to do. And he didn’t know immediately he had purchased a winning ticket. “I just put it in my pocket and kept going,” he said, according to the Virginia Lottery. “I didn’t think about it.” Later, as his friend drove, Tejada scratched the ticket and realized his incredible news. “Wow…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Caleb Gordley’s family has still not seen their son's body two days after he was shot by a neighbor who believed him to be an intruder. Sheriff says he's consulting with Loudoun prosecutors in the investigation.
Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman called the shooting death of a teenager a "tragic circumstance" and said Tuesday that he has been consulting with the commonwealth's attorney general about whether charges should be filed against the neighbor who fired the shots. The teen, Caleb Gordley, was shot to death after entering the man’s home at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, apparently after drinking at a party and mistaking the neighbor's house for his own. Caleb, who attended Park View High School, was pronounced dead at the scene, but his family continues to await access to the body of the 16-year-old student athlete. “This is just a tragic circumstance all the way around,” Chapman said during a press conference Tuesday afternoon. “There does not seem to…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Investigators have connected the suspect, an Alexandria man, to three burglaries in South Riding and another in Sterling.
The man who led state and local law enforcement officers on a car chase early Sunday morning before crashing near Sugarland Run has been connected with a series of burglaries in Loudoun County. Victor T. Ellis, 25, of Alexandria, now faces charges on three counts of burglary, one count of breaking and entering, two counts of grand larceny, one count of credit card larceny and one count of credit card fraud, according to a press release from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. The arrest came after the suspect led Fairfax County Police officers on a chase Sunday from Fairfax into Loudoun County and crashed near Algonkian Parkway and Hardwood Forest Drive around 6:30 a.m., according to the LCSO release. After the suspect fled on foot, the …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A Leesburg woman and a former Loudoun County man were arrested in relation to the case; other arrests are expected.
Loudoun County investigators charged two people Tuesday in the Dec. 27 homicide of Jovaughn Johnson, according to Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. Former Loudoun resident Ryan B. Williams, 32, and Linsey B. Hardwick, 23, of Leesburg, face first-degree murder charges and remain in custody at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center. The two are being held on other charges as well: Williams for domestic assault-and-battery charges stemming from a July 2012 incident and two criminal capias, which are orders calling for an arrest; and Hardwick for possession of narcotics. “Our detectives have done an outstanding job of pulling this case together and we look forward to working with our Commonwealth Attorney in the prosecution phase of this…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The damages to the home, just east of Route 28, are estimated at $200,000.
A fire caused an estimated $200,000 damage to a Sterling home Saturday night and has displaced a family of four. Loudoun County Emergency Communications began receiving calls at 7:19 p.m. Jan. 26 about a fire at 201 Magnolia Court, just a short distance east of Route 28 Centre. The first units on the scene reported seeing heavy fire coming from the 2-story, single-family structure. Firefighters attempted an interior attack, but were pulled forced from the home by the intensity of the blaze, according to a report from Loudoun County Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services. A subsequent exterior attack proved more successful, enabling crews to re-enter the structure and extinguish. Crews had the fire under control after about 30 minutes. The …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Investigators believe victim of Gannon Way incident was targeted.
Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office deputies found a man with multiple gunshot wounds when they responded to a call on the 20 block of Gannon Way in Sterling around 4:40 p.m. Sunday, according to an LCSO report. Investigators believe the 22-year-old Sterling man was targeted by acquaintances and that it was not a random act. Two reported suspects fled the scene before deputies arrived, according to an LCSO press release. The victim was flown by helicopter to a local hospital for treatment. Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to contact the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-0475. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919. If the information provided to Crime Solvers leads to…
Friday, December 14, 2012
Detectives seek anyone with information about the masked suspect.
An armed man wearing a mask walked into the Wells Fargo Bank at Community Plaza in Sterling around 10:20 a.m. Thursday and demanded money, according to a report from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured. In addition to the mask, the suspect wore a maroon Florida State sweatshirt during the robbery. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact Detective M. Grimsley of the LCSO’s Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous, can call Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919. If the information provided to Crime Solvers leads to an arrest and indictment, the caller could be eligible for a cash reward of…